Before the Movie

What do you know about daylight saving time? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you want to know about daylight saving time? (Set goals)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:48: How does switching back to standard time affect the daylight hours? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 2:42: Why might the government have adopted daylight saving hours during times of crisis? (Make inferences; Apply new knowledge)

Timecode 3:24: Why do people use less energy in the morning before work than at night after work? (Apply new knowledge; Identify cause/effect)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to daylight saving. (Make connections)

What are some other ways we can save energy during the peak night-time hours? (Apply new knowledge)



BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Daylight Saving Time Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.